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"The student is half afraid to meet one of the great philosophers face to face. He feels himself inadequate and thinks he will not understand him. But if he only knew, the great man, just because of his greatness, is much more intelligible than his modern commentator. The simplest student will be able to understand, if not all, yet a very great deal of what Plato said; but hardly anyone can understand some modern books on Platonism." - C.S. Lewis, On the Reading of Old Books

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Major Site Redesign - Phase II In Progress

The rollout of the final part of Phase II is underway! Authors and their works will be separated into distinct pages, and each page will be able to have multiple tabs for presenting information. I'm currently planning to use "Works" for a list of an author's works, "Links" for links to etexts and Amazon.com copies of a particular work, "About" for very brief biographical information or summaries of works, and "Resources" for online or for-sale study guides and other helps.

As of today (April 22, 2019), only Homer and the Iliad and Odyssey have been moved to the new format. I will be moving additional pages and works to the new format as I have time. Currently the old and new formats exist side-by-side, so the links in the index lists will take you to the format corresponding to the author or work selected (trying to make sure I could roll this out one author at a time while keeping everything accessible from any page has been a major reason why the process has taken so long).

New pages from this point forward will mostly just have Works or Links tabs populated; once I get all of the authors and works moved to the new format, I will start working on adding "About" information and resource links.


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Sacred Disease, On the
Saint Joan
Saint Julian Hospitator, The Legend of
Sale of Creeds, The
Salome
Samson Agonistes
Samuel Pepys
Sand-Reckoner, The
Satire, A (Johnson)
Satires (Horace)
Savoyard Vicar, Profession of Faith of a
Sayings, The Golden
Scarlet Letter, The
Scarlet Pimpernel, The
Scene, The American
Scholasticism, Art and
School for Wives, The
Science Going?; Where is
Science and Hypothesis
Science and Method
Science and the Modern World
Science of Right, The
Sciences, Dialogues Concerning Two New
Scientific Autobiography (Planck)
Scientific Treatises (Pascal)
Scope and Limits; Human Knowledge, Its
Screw, The Turn of the
Screwtape Letters, The (1942)
Sea, The Old Man and the
Sea, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the
Seagull, The
Second Treatise on Government
Sections, On Conic
Secular Hymn, The
Selected Papers on Hysteria
Senectute, Cato Maior de
Sense, Common
Sense and Sensibility
Sense and the Sensible, On
Sensibility, Sense and
Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy, A
Sentiments, The Declaration of
Sentiments, The Theory of the Moral
Serfdom, The Road to
Sermons (Chrysostom)
Sermons (Donne)
Sermons on the Song of Songs
Seven Against Thebes
Seven Gables, The House of the
The Seventh Letter
Sexual Enlightenment of Children, The
Shahnameh
Shakespeare, The Plays of William (Johnson)
Shallot, The Lady of (1832)
Shandy, Tristam
Shepherd of Hermas, The
Shepherd of Hermas, The
Shield of Heracles
Shortest-Way with the Dissenters, The
Shortness of Life, On Longevity and
Shrew, The Taming of the
Sickness Unto Death
Siddhartha
Siderius Nuncius
Silas Marner
Silmarillion, The
Silver Skates, Hans Brinker or the
Simple Heart, A
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
Sister Carrie
Sisyphus, The Myth of
Six Great Ideas
Skates, Hans Brinker or the Silver
Skepticism and Animal Faith
Sleep and Sleeplessness, On
Sleepy Hollow, The Legend of
Snark, The Hunting of the
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